Lifelines Documentary Series – First Responder Kids

First Responders deal with many stressful challenges that can put a strain on their entire family. The family may see their first responder’s change in behavior in the form of unexplained irritability, moodiness, isolation, a change in eating habits, and/or increased alcohol or substance use. These changes can take a toll on a marriage and create family/relationship issues. It is important that family members, especially the children in the family, recognize that they are not alone and that communicating their feelings about the changes in behavior they witness from their parents is extremely important. This film is designed to spark conversation between First Responders and their children.

These Teens Found a Creative Way to Help Other Young People Struggling with Depression

Brighton Hall Student Council Presents: The Imbalancing Act

Three high school students created a short film that demystifies teen depression and encourages kids to get help.

5 Things Every Fire Fighter Spouse Should Know

Are you dating or married to a fire fighter or paramedic? You might find that the same personal qualities that drew you to your partner — courage, commitment and selflessness — can also be a source of friction in your marriage or family life.

Family Resources

Why should you consciously develop the skills of resilience? Emergency responders suffer PTSD and suicide at rates at least twice that of the general population.

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Emergency Responder Crisis Text Line – Text“Badge”to 741741